January 21, 2021

       Dear Chris: Your exceptional sales performace has earned you elite-level recognition and ranks you among the top Coldwell Banker independent sales professionasl across the globe.  This remarkable accomplishment is well deserved.   Your expertise, market knowledge and dedication to clients separates you from your peers and helped you earn your place among the top agents company-wide.

Congratulations on this tremendous accomplishment, and thank you for everything you do to make Coldwell Banker an industry leader.   Best wishes for continued success in 2021. 

Dear Chris: It is with great pride that I congratulate you on receiving the prestigious designation of Coldwell Banker's International President's Diamond Society for 2011. This achievement is only earned by a limited few Coldwell Banker Sales Associates worldwide. I admire your character, resilience, and continued commitment to providing the finest service to your clients. Rick Turley, President Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

Dear Chris: I am writing to congratulate you on your closings so far this year.   In a very competitive marketplace, you have closed enough sales that you are in the top 25% of the office.  The company and I want to thank you for this achievement.  Wendy Mcpherson, Manager Woodside, Portola Valley and Menlo Park offices.

Dear Chris: It is with great pride that I congratulate you for achieving the level of Coldwell Banker International President's Circle for 2014.  Only an elite few Coldwell Banker sales associates worldwide earn this honor.   Mike James, President, Coldwell Banker.

Dear Chris: Your outstanding achievements these past few months place you in the top
3% of all NRT's 42,000 plus Sales Associates nationwide and have earned you special distinction as an NRT Top 1,000 Sales Associate for the second quarter of 2014. Congratulations on what is truly a performance to remember! 
                                           Bruce Zipf, President and CEO of NRT - Parent company of Coldwell Banker 

I am very happy to provide this recommendation for the realtor services of Chris Taelemans. Chris has helped us find a house in Palo Alto in the summer of 2013. Chris was very patient with our sometimes undecided selection process for properties to see. When it came time to make an offer on our house, she was an honest broker ultimately working out a deal with the seller into the midnight hours. During this process, I knew I could count on Chris to be there for me and to provide me promptly with answers to any questions.  I do not hesitate to recommend her services to anyone looking for a house in the area.     Cristian Gafton -

"Chris Taelemans got us into our beautiful home in west Menlo Park and we closed in May 2012. Because of her hard work and foresight, we submitted an early offer and after some negotiations, it was accepted before the sellers heard offers from anyone else. We got the house for less than our maximum price. Chris really guided us to know about the market in Menlo and Palo Alto and to know about the best house for our budget.  Throughout our search, she was in constant communication and always available. She took the time to understand our needs and showed us homes in the evenings and on weekends. Chris gave us her full and undivided attention and I always felt like a valued client with her. I would strongly recommend her as a terrific, experienced and tenacious real estate agent." 

-- Siobhan Harrington, M.D.


"Chris, you have done so much for us. You are unlike other agents who just want to close the sale without regard for the best interests of their clients. Your patience and negotiation skills delivered great results and we can now go onto our next 5 year plan. I am extremely happy with the outcome.  In short, I would recommend you highly to friends because I don't believe they will find an agent with greater energy, integrity, understanding, tenacity and dedication. Sincere thanks for all your efforts".

-- Polly Pine - Menlo Park


"Chris, I can't tell you in the right words the support you have given me through this selling process.. You worked hard for me and I appreciate it a lot. I shall always remember you and my experience.  I have made several referrals already. thank you thank you thank you."

-- Joyce Runge


"Dear Chris, congratulations on an outstanding performance that ranks you among Nrt's TOP 1000 SALES ASSOCIATES for the second quarter of 2011. While the news from the housing market continues to be mixed and the overall business climate remains challenging, youve managed to achieve real results for your clients - an impressive feat which speaks to your dedication, drive and professionalism."

-- Bruce Zipf,  President and Ceo of NRT


"Chris, I just wanted to thank you for all your help in my recent home purchase.  I very much appreciate your persistent and diligent efforts on my behalf as well as your insights into the market.  In particular, your ability to quickly understand my preferences and use that understanding to help minimize the amount of time I needed to spend viewing properties was extremely helpful as was your ability to calibrate when it was was important for me to move quickly versus working around my schedule.   Finally your extensive set of contacts(arborists, contractors, etc.) in the real estate industry, along with your perspectives on pricing and market trneds, was invaluable as we moved into the negotiation, due diligence and closing phases.  I look forward to finding opportunities to work together in the future."

-- Steve Franklin - Law Offices


"Chris, I am writing to congratulate you on your closings so far this year.  In a very competitive marketplace, you have closed enough sales that you are in the top 25% of the office. The company and I want to thank you this achievement. "

-- W. Mcpherson, Manager of Menlo Park, Woodside and Portola Valley offices of Coldwell Banker   4/15/2011


"When I sold my home in Palo Alto two years ago, Chris proved to be a very professional and capable listing agent. She told me exactly what to do to get the property ready for sale so that it would show  at its best. The process went very smoothly with Chris as my agent. I have recommended her to everyone I know. I have bought and sold homes in Palo Alto many times and without a doubt Chris is the most honest, and competent agent I ever used."

-- I. Flatmo, Palo Alto


"My wife and I were delighted to work with Chris Taelemans, and I would recommend her to my  closest friends and family.   She created opportunities where there were none, proved a sharp negotiator,and throughout the whole process, was very patient and understood that she was representing us as the buyer (no pressure tactics as you see from most agents).-- we ended up finding our eventual home due to Chris.  We were not aware of a very nice, but beautiful section of town in Los Altos.  Chris brought us to a property we fell in love with and then helped us navigate through a multiple buyer bid/negotiation. Chris understood all the non-price related aspects to strengthen our offer and we won with a great price and a strong investment value."

-- Rich Rao, Google -  Mountain View


"Hi Chris, just wanted to thank you so much for all your help with the sale of our house in Menlo and the purchase of the townhouse. We would never have made it through the maze of paperwork etc. required these days without your hard work, advice and efforts to see we got what we wanted. Thanks from both of us.   Best Wishes."

-- Madeleine Paterson

"Chris performed miracles in helping us sell our house during a recession economy. She counseled us on pricing it just right to create a storm of interest and she advertised it judiciously. Even though the house was shown by appointment only, over 40 different prospective buyers made appointments in the first 3 days. By day 4 we had 9 offers and we enjoyed accepting an offer that was well above our asking price. Chris's professionalism and her negotiation skills are excellent and her attention to the myriad details required to sell a house these days is phenomenal."
-- Hannah F, Los Altos Hills
“Chris, I have been deeply impressed with your knowledge of the real estate market – your honest concern for my interests has created for me the confidence necessary for making decisions."
-- K. Madan,  M.D. Redwood City
“We strongly recommend Chris as a talented and trustworthy realty agent. Chris worked patiently and persistently with my wife and me for the past 2 years helping us find and buy our home in Woodside and sell our home in Belmont in which she helped us get exactly the price we were hoping for in a remarkably short time. She always went the extra mile for us – we recommend her without any reservations and enthusiastically.”
-- T. Parslow, M.D, Ph.D Woodside
“Nila and I want to thank you for gently and skillfully guiding us through the purchase of our new home in Woodside and the sale of our old home in Redwood City.  We feel incredibly lucky to have met you  -  all of your advice about pricing, presentation and timing proved absolutely accurate.”
-- N. Lonberg,  PH.D Woodside
“I wish to thank you for the excellent work you did to help us sell our house in spite of major difficulties with the very uncooperative tenants. You handled everything from temporarily managing the property, calling in gardeners, plumbers and electricians to fix things and improve the appearance of the property, as well as marketing and verifying tax implications. You are so reliable, whenever we agreed on a particular action, I could be sure it was being acted on. I was very impressed with your extreme thoroughness.”
-- G. Anania San Carlos
“My wife and I met Chris 10 years ago at an open house. We had talked with many agents but immediately liked her personality and demeanor. She is patient (it took four years for us to get into the market) but persistent. She helped us buy our first house in Menlo Park and recently helped us buy a larger second house and sold our first house maximizing our value on both transactions. We truly value her knowledge of the market and the personal time and effort she spent finding the perfect house for us.”
-- J. Quinn, M.D. Professor of Emergency Medicine Stanford University Hospital  
"We all want to thank you for the wonderful job you did for us as our agent.  Selling our home in Woodside was emotional for us.  You handled everything with great professionalism and went beyond the call of duty with your help and support. Your negotiation for us on our new house was awesome.  TO THINK WE GOT THE HOUSE THAT HAD 10 OFFERS!.  Thanks again for making everything happen for us.  You know your business well and I think you do it with great class and honesty."
-- Lorraine and David O.- Woodside   
"I had tried for several years to recruit Chris to our firm. Since then, I have been impressed with Chris’ ability to counsel her clients thoroughly. Her level of professionalism and knowledge of the market are admired by her colleagues in her own office as well as the real estate community at large. She exemplifies all the qualities of service and excellence we strive for at Coldwell Banker.”
-- B. Lewis, Manager and Broker at Coldwell Banker Woodside
"Dearest Chris,  Duke and I want to thank you for giving us a home and working so hard to make this happen!!.  Here is also to a continued friendship between us and a very exciting chapter ahead!"

-- Sana and Duke, Menlo Park

"Phil and I would like to thank you for your sincerest efforts in helping us find our first home.  We are very excited!.  Also we enjoyed our visit at your beautiful "little farm house" and the roses are still alive!"

-- Christina and Phil - Redwood City


"Chris Taelemans is a great realtor.  She has been very patient and informative.  She counseled us through the offer and got us our dream home.  Throughout the process she was always available, and listened to what we wanted.  We were informed weekly on the current market and trends.   She was very respectful and did not pressure us.  We will always recommend Chris as a realtor to anyone.  Thank you, Chris!"

-- Todd and Shu Rosenthal    Menlo Park